Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Adam Brown
Adam Brown was a reliable goal scorer who could stand his ground in front of the net and win battles for the puck along the boards. He played nearly 400 games for three different clubs in the 1940s and '50s and was a solid minor pro competitor.

Born in Johnstone, Scotland, Brown emigrated to Canada in his youth. He first gained some attention with the Hamilton Bengal Cubs in 1937-38. He was a solid player the next year for the senior Stratford Majors then scored 21 goals for the junior Guelph Biltmores in 1939-40.

During his first pro season, Brown scored 36 points in 28 games for the AHA's Omaha Knights in 1940-41. He split the next year between the minors and the Detroit Red Wings and was disappointed when he didn't make the NHL at training camp in 1942. Rather than sulk, Brown scored 34 goals for the AHL's Indianapolis Capitals then joined the Wings for their drive to the Stanley Cup in 1943.

Brown scored a personal-high 24 goals in 1943-44 when he played on a line with Don Grosso and Joe Carveth. The next season he played senior hockey then returned to score 20 goals for Detroit in 1945-46. In December 1946 he joined the Chicago Black Hawks in a deal that brought Leo Reise and Pete Horeck to Motown. Brown was a solid defensive player for nearly five years in Chicago before playing 33 games for the Boston Bruins in 1951-52. He retired in 1955 after playing two and a half years in the minors and one season with the NOHA's Sudbury Wolves.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1937-38 Hamilton Bengal Cubs OHA-Jr. 8 5 1 6 24
1938-39 Stratford Majors OHA-Sr. 25 11 4 15 45 2 1 1 2 2
1939-40 Guelph Indians OHA-Jr. 20 21 7 28 22 3 2 5 7 2
1940-41 Omaha Knights AHA 48 18 18 36 33
1941-42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 28 6 9 15 15 10 0 2 2 4
1941-42 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 29 11 19 30 22
1942-43 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 55 34 51 85 47 4 3 2 5 4
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 1 1 2 2
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 24 18 42 56 5 0 0 0 8
1944-45 Barriefield Bears KCHL 21 9 30 14
1944-45 Vimy-Kingston Exhib. 1 3 3 6
1944-45 Toronto Tip Tops TIHL 1 0 3 3 0
1944-45 Toronto Uptown Tires TMHL 3 4 0 4 9 2 2 1 3 0
1944-45 Toronto Bowsers TMHL 4 6 3 9 0
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 20 11 31 27 5 1 1 2 0
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 22 8 5 13 30
1946-47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 42 11 25 36 57
1947-48 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 32 7 10 17 41
1948-49 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 58 8 12 20 69
1949-50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 25 2 2 4 16
1949-50 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 5 2 8 10 0
1949-50 St. Louis Flyers AHL 24 13 11 24 9 2 1 0 1 0
1950-51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 53 10 12 22 61
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 33 8 9 17 6
1951-52 Hershey Bears AHL 30 14 16 30 22 5 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Hershey Bears AHL 62 11 25 36 23 3 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Quebec Aces QHL 70 23 32 55 58 12 3 2 5 12
1953-54 Quebec Aces Ed-Cup 7 1 2 3 0
1954-55 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 29 15 13 28 8
NHL Totals 391 104 113 217 378 26 2 4 6 14


Father of Andy
AHL First All-Star Team (1943)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 3, 1940. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Ray Powell for Leo Reise and Pete Horeck, December 9, 1946. Traded to Boston by Chicago for cash, August 20, 1951.
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